Auditions

Actors’ Net is holding auditions on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sunday, October 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. for roles in the upcoming season. Shows include “My Three Angels,” “Come Back, Little Sheba,” “Terra Nova,” “As You Like it,” “The Little Foxes,” “and “Gypsy.” Prepare a dramatic and a comedic monologue or a song and a monologue. Bring pre-recorded accompaniment without a vocal track. Call 215-295-3694 or E-mail actorsnet@aol.com to schedule a 10-minute audition slot.

Maurer Productions OnStage has auditions for “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” a Neil Simon comedy, on Saturday, October 22, 9 am. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23, from noon to 5 p.m., at Kelsey Theater, Mercer College, West Windsor. Nine roles available are for seven men and two women. Prepare a comic monologue from the online audition package at www.mponstage.com. E-mail audition@mponstage.com or call 609-882-2292 to schedule an appointment.

Outdoor Adventure

Blue Ride Mountain Sports presents “Backpacking 101” at the Princeton at 301 North Harrison Street. Visit www.brms.com or call 609-921-6078 for information and registration.

For the Young

Lawrenceville Stingrays Swimming and Water Polo Club invites children from 6 to 18 to learn to swim and play water polo. Practices are at the Lawrenceville School. “The best way I can describe water polo is that it is like playing soccer, basketball, hockey, and rugby all at the same time in the pool,” says Mike Ukrin, the team coach. Visit www.njstingrays.com or E-mail Ukin at njstingrays@hotmail.com.

India Foundation of Metropolitan Princeton seeks South Asian teens to join a youth group. The focus is to develop leadership and communication skills as well as to share interests, earn volunteer credits, and explore cultural values. E-mail ifmp@ifmpnj.org.

Call for Film

Newark Black Film Festival seeks entries from filmmakers for the Paul Robeson Awards to honor performer, athlete, and activist. Original independent films released since January, 2010, that are considered non-commercial are eligible. Deadline is Friday, February 24. $40 entry fee. Visit www.newarkmuseum.org/nbff.html for entry instruction.

Israel Series

Beth El Synagogue presents a five-session course on Israel focusing on exploring the history, politics, geography, and sociology. Classes are Wednesdays, October 26; November 2, 9, and 30; and December 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. $50 to $60. Visit www.bethel.net or call 609-443-4454 for information.

Comedy School

Catch a Rising Star offers comedy school at the Hyatt Regency in Carnegie Center. Tuition is $300 and includes an 8×10 headshot and a DVD of you performing your act in front of an audience. E-mail Steve Trevelise at strevelise@al.com for information.

Good Causes

Fresh Air Fund seeks volunteer host families for 2012. Visit www.freshair.org or call Laurie Bershad at 609-371-2817.

For Seniors

Princeton HealthCare System offers senior flu shot clinic and health fairs at the Suzanne Patterson Building on Monday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 18, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Vaccinations are available to people 65 and older. Princeton residency not required. Free with a Medicare Part B card or $20 without a card. Flu shots are also available for $20 to any adult with chronic illnesses with a doctor’s note. Pnuemovax vaccines are available for $30. Register at 609-924-7108. Health fair with screenings for blood pressure, glucose, medications, nutrition, podiatry, balance, homecare, and hospice.

Disaster Assistance

Small Business Administration offers loans resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Irene for private non-profit organizations including food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools, and colleges. Visit www.sba.gov or call 800-659-2955 for information and forms.

Shopping

Lambertville Area Chamber of Commerce has a city-wide sidewalk sale on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2. Visit lambertville.org for a list of participants or call 609-397-0055.

Trip

Friends of the New Jersey Museum” offers a trip to the Museum of Modern Art to see “de Kooning: A Retrospective” and have lunch. $155. Wednesday, November 16. Call 609-394-5310 for information.

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